10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK

Have a 'quacking time' at Castle Espie Wetland Centre in Co Down

Have a ‘quacking time’ at Castle Espie Wetland Centre in Co Down

THE Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (January 13 – 19).

For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto http://www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland

Jack and the Beanstalk, Ardhowen Theatre, Co. Fermanagh, January 13 – 18. The classic tale of Jack who exchanges his cow for magic beans which grow into a gigantic beanstalk. Jack climbs the beanstalk and arrives in a strange land high up in the sky and so the adventure begins – will Jack survive his journey to the Giant’s land?

Watercolour Painting Workshop, Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough, Co. Antrim, January 14 – 16. Enjoy a fun filled workshop with well known artist Paul Holmes, offering a mix of good humour and good teaching. The class is suited to both experienced artists and those new to watercolour painting.

Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, January 16 – February 1. Ballywillan Drama Group performs a unique new staging of this iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, telling the emotional story of the last seven days of Jesus of Nazareth.

Arenacross 2014, Odyssey Arena, Belfast, January 17 – 18. Enjoy the crazy indoor variation of motocross racing with shockingly spectacular jumps as the arena is transformed into a purpose-built dirt track.

A Bit on the Side, The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh City, Co. Armagh, January 17 – 18. Funny man Conal Gallen stars in his very own comedy play, taking his hilarious humour to a new level in this side-splitting two-act comedy farce taking place in the household of 30 years married Bridie and Willie Murphy.

Northern Irish Photographic Annual Exhibition, The Braid, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, January 18 – 22. On display at The Braid, the exhibition comprises of 76 prints selected from the work of members of Northern Ireland camera clubs with a variety of subjects represented from landscapes and sport to architecture.

Titanic: Window on Emigration, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, until January 26. Find out about the Irish emigrants who boarded Titanic and explore their stories as well as their surroundings on their ill-fated journey to the New World.

Homegrown, Millennium Forum, Derry, Co. Londonderry, January 17. Join three of Derry’s best loved musicians in a special concert celebrating the city’s musical talent, with Paul Casey, Bronagh Gallagher and Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas.

Burns: The Belfast Connection, Linen Hall Library, Belfast, until January 31. The largest collection of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns’ materials held outside of Scotland. With a selection of rare and valuable items including the 1787 Belfast edition of Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.

Meet the Quackers, Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Co. Down, until April 27. Let the kids explore the exciting world of the largest collection of rare and exotic geese, ducks and swans in Ireland and make the most of the Meet the Quackers tours every Saturday and Sunday.

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